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Gwendolyn Bertholot Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Heidi Boudreaux, CFO Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium Mike Carlos Ducks Unlimited Morgan Crutcher Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities Cynthia Duet Audubon Louisiana Bren Haas Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Alton James U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service Scott Kirkpatrick Coastal Builders Joseph Wes Leblanc Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Al Levron Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government Julia Lightner Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Jeff Marx Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Mark Schexnayder Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Matt Sevier CBI and Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary Foundation Leslie Suazo Ducks Unlimited Keri Turner Nicholls State University Karen Vidrine Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Amanda Voisin Lafourche Parish Government
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Expressing genuine gratitude for the committee members’ collective cooperation and effort in creating the Action Plans for this CCMP is challenging. A total of 1,727 volunteer hours of planning, writing, and revising exemplifies the committee members’ devotion for and commitment to preserving and restoring the Barataria-Terrebonne Estuaries. Words cannot express the gratefulness that BTNEP has for the 157 committee members who collectively created the Action Plans to address the problems that threaten the estuary and its cultural heritage. The cohesive groups were instrumental in creating the actions to rebuild and protect our estuaries. Without their shared knowledge and cooperative efforts, this CCMP would not exist. With earnest, unequivocal appreciation, BTNEP would like to sincerely recognize the following individuals for their commitment, diligence, and dedication.
Ecological Management
Michael Massimi, BTNEP Staff
Bruce Baird Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Matt Benoit Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary Program
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Andrew Barron, BTNEP Staff
Dirk Barrios Lafourche Parish Government Melissa Baustian The Water Institute of the Gulf Gwen Berthelot Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Mart Black Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government Dean Blanchard Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary Program Dwyane Bourgeois North Lafourche Levee District Joey Breaux Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Tim Carruthers The Water Institute of the Gulf Chasity Cheramie Louisiana Department of Health Arianna Choudri South Central Planning & Development Commission Murt Conover Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium Jeff Dauzat Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Faren Dietz Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Scott Edwards Natural Resource Conservation Service David Gisclair Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinators Office Mary Gentry Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Pat Gordon South Central Planning & Development Commission Al Hindrichs Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Steven Lorio Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Benjamin Malbrough Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District Shanna Mason Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Jesse Means Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Frank Naquin Louisiana Department of Health Siva Nunna Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary Program Aimee Preau Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Barry Richard Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Ginger Rushing Assumption Parish Government Michael Sobert Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government
Dean Blanchard Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary Program Twyla Cheatwood National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Susan Hennington United States Army Corps of Engineers Brad Inman United States Army Corps of Engineers Elizabeth Jarrell Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Quin Kinler Natural Resource Conservation Service Darin Lee Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Charles Reulet Louisiana Department of Natural Resources John Tesvich Ameripure Glenn Thomas Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
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Living Resources
Earl Melancon, BTEF Board Chairman and Emeritus Nicholls State University Michael Massimi, BTNEP Staff
Marty Bourgeois Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Steve Cardif Louisiana State University John Conover Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium Richard DeMay Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary Program Gary LaFleur Nicholls State University Bobby Reed Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Kate Spear United States Geological Survey
Public Relations and Community Involvement
Chairs Nicole Boudreaux, Nicholls State University
Kristy Monier, BTNEP Staff Seth Moncrief, BTNEP Staff
Keri Turner, Nicholls State University
Dean Blanchard Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary Program Nikki Cavalier United States Geological Survey Monique Crochet Nicholls State University Lenny Delbert WYES-TV Marcia Kavanaugh WYES-TV Angela Rathle United States National Park Service Leslie Suazo Ducks Unlimited Susan Testroet-Bergeron Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary Program Joni Tuck Greater Lafourche Port Commission
Cultural Heritage
Dean Blanchard, BTNEP Staff Don Davis, Geographer, Louisiana Sea Grant
Matt Bethel Louisiana Sea Grant Dean Blanchard Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary Program Carl Brasseaux Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary Program Jennifer Cramer Louisiana State University
Susan Testroet-Bergeron Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary Program Herman Waguespack American Sugarcane League Martha Cazaubon South Central Planning & Development Commission
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Quenton Fontenot Nicholls State University Jonathan Foret South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center Gary LaFleur Nicholls State University Seth Moncrief Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary Program Maida Owens Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism Kris Peterson Lowlanders Center Angela Rathle United States National Park Service Helen Regis Citizen Susan Testroet-Bergeron Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary Program Jason Theriot Writer/Historian Keri Turner Nicholls State University Shana Walton Nicholls State University
Education
Alma Robichaux, BTNEP Staff
Murt Conover Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium Shannon Lafont Lafourche Parish School District Angela Capello LA Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Jill Cowart Louisiana Department of Education Jonathan Foret South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center
Economics
Susan Testroet-Bergeron, BTNEP Staff Dean Blanchard, BTNEP Staff
Melissa Cloutet LoriLeblanc LCC Cullen Curole South Central Planning & Development Commission Joanna Jones Private Citizen Matt Mookard Terrebonne Economic Development Authority Joni Tuck Greater Lafourche Port Commission Keri Turner Nicholls State University
Special appreciation is extended to all BTNEP staff and all lead committee chairs who provided their technical assistance and support to create plans that will help to ensure restoration and protection throughout the estuary. Special thanks is also extended to Nicole Babin, Delaina Leblanc, Natalie Waters, Dean Cooper, Amy Manabat, and Claire Pitre. Their guidance and suggestions improved this CCMP considerably.
Gratitude is also extended to Keri Turner, writer and editor, and Phyllis Lear and Hannah Fulton, graphic designers, for creating a beautiful and useful document.
BTNEP would also like to thank the members of the BTNEP Management Conference who have provided guidance through the entire process.
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